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Virtual Cancer Genetics Course 20/21

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 2 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on November 3 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on December 7 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on December 8 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on November 11 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 12 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on February 1 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on February 2 2021 at 9:00 am

 

 

What is the Virtual Cancer Genetics Course?

This virtual course will teach the core concepts of risk stratification using family history as a tool to enable patients to access appropriate management strategies. Participants will be equipped with the basics of cancer genetic counselling and sessions will include approaches to genetic testing, management of hereditary cancers and consent taking.

Why attend?

By 2021, where appropriate, every person diagnosed with cancer will have access to personalised care, and genomics plays a major role in this.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all healthcare professionals working in primary care and specialist settings including oncology, breast care, gynae-oncology, gastroenterology and screening services.

 

View the full agenda and book your place on the GSTT event page.

With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
 
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
 
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
 
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.